WHAT'S ON AT RMHC

THU
08
DEC

Dinner at Dusk

Have you ever enjoyed dinner inside a private aircraft hangar? Well now is your opportunity! Together with Ronald McDonald House Charities and Hawker Pacific, we are hosting Dinner at Dusk on Thursday 8 December 2016. This unique event is set to be a Christmas calendar highlight, with sweeping airfield views at dusk, providing the perfect opportunity to celebrate the festive season while raising vital funds for seriously ill children and their families when they need it most. We are offering individuals and companies the opportunity to purchase a ticket ($250) or a table ($2,500) to an evening of high-end food, drink and entertainment with all proceeds going directly to both Randwick and Westmead Houses. We hope you can join us for what will be a fabulous evening. Date: Thursday 8th December Time: 6pm - 9:30pm Where: Hawker Pacific Private Hangar - Hangar 390, Ross Smith Avenue, Mascot Price: $2,500 per table or $250 per person For more information or to book please contact Michelle on 02 9845 0600 or michelleb@rmhwestmead.org.au

FRI
09
DEC

Mt Penang Gardens Christmas Lights

Come along with your family and friends to see a stunning Christmas lights display on the Central Coast. Join in the awesome children's activities with a tasty sausage sizzle BBQ, Scavenger Hunt and Christmas Craft, with all proceeds from these activities going to support the Ronald McDonald Family Room Gosford. Entry is only $25 per family (max 2 adults & 3 children under 16); OR $10 per adult. $5 for additional children. Children under 3 free. Buy your tickets at the gate or call 4340 1002 to buy tickets in advance.

THU
15
DEC

Christmas Lights Ride

Bring your family and friends along to join in the fun and festivities of the annual Christmas Lights Ride. Don your santa hats, decorate your bikes, register online or on the night and help raise money for the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Palm Cove https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CohfKlo-FJw Looking for a workplace bonding event? Get your collegues involved and create an everydayhero fundraising webpage. Make the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Palm Cove your choice of Charity and better your chances of winning the prize for most funds raised. https://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/christmaslightsride-2016 Also awesome prizes on the night for best dressed bike, so get your creative minds to work and help support this charity that supports the families of seriously ill children. #RMHCCairns16 #keepingfamiliesclose

SAT
11
FEB

Knot Just A Boat Party

Hit the decks and help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Perth on board the Astor cruise ship. Book your cabin now and join us for ‘yachts of fun’ as we eat, drink and dance the night away. You'll enjoy a deck-adent experience on board the Astor without leaving Fremantle Port. Embark: Saturday 11th Feb 2017 at 11.30am Disembark: Sunday 12th Feb 2017 at 9.30am Your overnight cabin price includes accommodation, early embarkation, sparkling wine on arrival, breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and on board entertainment. Drinks are not included but are available to purchase on consumption. Enjoy the Astor’s facilities including: Seven passenger decks, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sports deck – jogging/walking track, sports courts, big board chess, Wellness & Fitness Centre, library, games room and a choice of restaurants and bars. There's also a conference room on board and available for use. Stay tuned for the announcement of our Celebrity Cruise Director..... Dress code: Casual by day, Party by night This is a unique opportunity to test the waters and experience cruise ship life in the space of a weekend, all while raising money for Ronald McDonald House. BOOK YOUR CABIN TODAY! Special offer – the second guest only pays half price! All bookings can be made through Linda at South Perth Travel. Please call 08 9367 3020 or email linda@southperthtravel.com.au • $50 booking fee is included in total price • Please note there are a number of cabins that can be configured as triple and quad share where the 3rd & 4th person pays $49 per passenger. PLEASE NOTE • No wheelchair cabins, access or facilities • The Astor is rated 3.5 Star • Free parking available at Fremantle Port

SAT
18
MAR

2017 Red Boot Race Day

The 2017 Red Boot Race Day will take place on Saturday 18 March 2017 from 11.30am at the Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Rd, Bundall. Back Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland for a win at our gala racing event. All proceeds will benefit the charity. Tickets are now available: •$1,990 per table of ten inclusive of lunch and premium drinks package. •An Early Bird special is currently available up until the 22 December 2016- a table of 10 for $1,890 To book seats or a table, email shelley@moonlightingconnects.com.au

SAT
01
APR

RMHC Lexus of Canberra Gala Ball

Join us for what is sure to be an enjoyable evening of entertainment and food while supporting Ronald McDonald House Canberra. For more information email us at events@rmhcanberra.com.au

FRI
12
MAY

Ultimate Long Lunch

Save the date now! This annual event has become a favourite in our fundarising calendar and the 2017 will definitely not disappoint. Stay tuned for more details to come...

PAST EVENTS

FRI
02
DEC

Twilight Christmas Fair

Twilight Christmas fair. Enquiries to Prue 0408673641

THU
01
DEC

Andy's Christmas Lights kick off for 2016

Andy and Carmen's Christmas lights are back for 2016! Starting from December 1, head to Grasmere Avenue in Northmead for one of the more beautiful Christmas lights displays you've ever seen. They also host fantastic evening BBQs in the lead up to Christmas, this year you can stop by for a sausage sizzle on: Saturday, December 10, 2016 Saturday, December 17, 2016 Saturday, December 24, 2016 Be warned, December 24th will definitely be something special! Come and admire the lights, and feel free to lend some support and make a small donation to Ronald McDonald House Westmead when you attend one of Andy and Carmen's BBQs.

MON
28
NOV

Christmas Wrapping for a Cause

Our major Christmas fundraiser is rapidly approching and we need your help! From November 28-December 24, we will have a gift wrapping station at Castletown Shopping Centre, Townsville. All proceeds from the station go directly to Ronald McDonald House North Queensland, helping keep families with sick children close when they need it most. There are two ways you can help: 1. Donate your time to wrap presents - no need to be an expert gift wrapper, and there are many shifts available to suit your schedule! Email volunteers@rmhnq.org.au or express your interest online if you can help: 2. Let us take the stress out of wrapping gifts for you! Head to the station, outside Big W, during shopping hours between November 28-December 24 to have us wrap your gifts for you. Your donation will go directly to Ronald McDonald House North Queensland.

SAT
26
NOV

Exclusive Shopping Experience

Stock up for the festive Season and Join us for an exclusive shopping experience where you will be able to purchase cosmetics and perfumes from MAC, Estee Lauder, Clinique, AVEDA, Jo Malone, Bobbi Brown and more for at least 40% off the recommended retail price! Tickets are limited @ $15 per person with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Parkville.

SUN
20
NOV

City2Sea

Take on The Sunday Age City2Sea 5km fun run or 15km run on Sunday, November 20, and help us raise much needed funds to ensure we can keep our doors open for families with a seriously ill child. Ronald McDonald House Parkville relies on assistance from the community to keep our vital programs running. The most important thing our facility provides is the atmosphere of a ‘home away from home’. This includes a place where the children can just be children. Interacting with one another, playing games together and supporting each other, which is crucial to their recovery and the emotional recuperation of their parents and siblings. From a shoulder to cry on, to a kiss-goodnight, when you’re stuck in hospital, having family around can make all the difference. Our facilities ensure families can be together, offering the comforts of home during one of the most critical times in their lives. The benefits to families who utilise our facilities are that they don’t have to repeatedly travel long distances, sleep in waiting rooms, in chairs on wards, in their car or pay for expensive hotel rooms. Our facilities are run by teams of professional, caring staff backed up by friendly dedicated volunteers who help out with practical tasks and keep everything running smoothly. Our services are a vital support for so many families in need, offering warmth and inspiration and allowing friendships to be formed as families share a similarly challenging journey. Please follow the link to the website to sign up to participate in City2Sea, select us as your charity of choice and start raising funds for the Parkville House!

SAT
12
NOV

McHappy Day

Join us this McHappy Day with your friends and family at your local Macca's to pledge your support! A portion of the proceeds from every Big Mac sold at every McDonalds Restaurant in Townsville will go directly to the Ronald McDonald House North Queensland. So visit one of the 11 Macca's in Townsville and #GetYourBigMacOn ! Big Macs aren't your thing? You can still donate by visiting a restaurant and dropping off your spare coins in our coin buckets or buy a pair of Ronald's awesome stripy socks that we will have for sale. You can also donate through our website. What is McHappy Day, you say? McHappy Day is a fundraiser to support Australian families with seriously ill children. The donations received help Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a place for these children and their families to recover, relax, and play right next door to the hospital. Last year, together we raised $3.6m to help seriously ill children and their families - a target we aim to beat in 2016! Find out more at rmhc.org.au/mchappyday

SAT
12
NOV

McHappy Day 2016

Join us for McHappy Day this year on Saturday, 12th November as we celebrate 25 years of this wonderful fundraising day! Keep your eye out on this page as we will be sharing what all the local McDonald's stores will be doing this McHappy Day - so watch this space and find out what your local store will be doing! Last year on McHappy Day, together we raised $3.6m to help seriously ill children and their families - a target we aim to beat in 2016. Funds raised on McHappy Day go towards Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia's (RMHC) essential programs including Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, the Ronald McDonald Learning Program and Ronald McDonald Family Retreats. Over the last 30 years more than 120,000 Australian families have benefited through RMHC programs. Almost 350 families used the Monash House last year alone, and more are expected this year. Please join us for all the festivities and fundraising for this year's McHappy Day!

FRI
11
NOV

Movie Night Fundraiser

Join Kevin & Anne-Marie Hannaford as they raise $$$ to support Kevin's fundraising campaign as a part of the RMHC Ride For Sick KIds SA 2016. You can be one of the first to see "ARRIVAL" - a 2016 American science fiction drama directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer, based on the short story "Story of your Life" by author Ted Chaing. Stars Amay Adams, Jeremy Renner & Forest Whitaker. Winner of the Future Film Festival Digital Award - Venice Film Festival 2016. Classified 'M'. $20 per person - includes champagne on arrival plus an opportunity to win some great prizes! TO BOOK : contact Kevin 0412 437 435 or Anne-Marie 0400 033 422 RMHC Ride for Sick Kids 2016 is a 7 day cycling event, raising vital funds to support Ronald McDonald House Adelaide. For more info, go to http://rmhcrideforsickkidssa.com.au

FRI
04
NOV

Northlakes Toukely Rotary Charity Golf Day

Northlakes Toukley Rotary 2016 Charity Golf Day has once again chosen Ronald McDonald Family Room as the major beneficiary of this wonderful event. It will be a great day out on the green at this beautiful Golf Course with lots happening throughout the day. Tickets on sale now, as well as sponsorship oppurtunites. Please don't hesitate to contact gosinfo@rmhnnsw.org.au or visit Northlakes Toukley Rotary website for more details http://www.northlakestoukleyrotary.org.au/